Purchasing Officer Salary

The average Purchasing Officer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $43K annually. For the most part, Purchasing Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. Health benefits are not claimed by all — between a fifth and a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too.

$30,037 - $84,536
(Median)
$30K
$43K
$85K
MEDIAN: $43,271
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$12.40 - $24.48
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$30,037 - $84,536  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,444 - $76,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.40 - $24.48  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $31.86  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$29,444 - $76,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Job Description for Purchasing Officer

Purchasing officer positions are available in a wide variety of organizations and businesses, ranging from hotels to government agencies to universities. Although job requirements vary by company and position, common requirements include at least a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field. A minimum of five years of experience dealing with contracts and/or purchasing is also needed; most organizations stipulate that at least part of this must have been in a management or supervisory role.

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Purchasing Officer Tasks

  • Request quotes, solicit bids, and evaluate results to select the appropriate vendors.
  • Work with users and consumers to meet demands and follow guidelines.
  • Procure, negotiate, and contract for necessary supplies, goods and materials.
  • Track inventory and purchases, evaluating vendors.

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Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $38K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $42K. Purchasing Officers see a median salary of $44K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $65K.

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Experience Affects Purchasing Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 58%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 22%
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